Alexandre Mars is a serial entrepreneur and engaged philanthropist. His passion for entrepreneurship began early at the age of 17 when he started his first venture: a concert promotion firm. Over the last 15 years, he has successfully launched and sold several companies in Europe and the US across diverse business sectors, including venture capital, Internet, mobile marketing, social media and advertising. His two latest startups, Phonevalley (the world’s largest mobile agency) and ScrOOn (a social media management system) were recently sold to Publicis Groupe and Blackberry.
Passionate about fighting inequality, in 2014, Alexandre founded Epic Foundation to bridge the gap between a new generation of individual and corporate donors, and organizations supporting children and youth globally. Alexandre is leveraging the knowledge gained through years spent as a tech entrepreneur to inject new momentum into the world of philanthropy.